Definitions

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  • adj. Wearing a greatcoat.

Etymologies

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greatcoat +‎ -ed

Examples

  • Nor had her intuition played her false, for presently the door to the stables opened and a greatcoated figure emerged leading a horse.

    The Blackstone Key

  • When the two greatcoated gentlemen had extricated themselves from the river, and shaken their ears like huge water-dogs, a violent altercation ensued betwixt them and the coachman and guard, concerning the cause of their overthrow.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Despite the pale blue sky above — no gold dome of ice crystals or symbolic sun dogs this day — the wind was very cold, and the mass of seamen huddled together for at least the illusion of warmth in the area below the quarterdeck, while the officers from both ships stood behind Sir John on the weather side of the deck like a solid mass of greatcoated acolytes.

    The Terror

  • Mine Host leaned his elbows on his counter in the place where they had worn two slight depressions and stared at the armed and greatcoated Mr. Thistlethwaite—mad as a March hare!

    Morgan’s Run

  • They knew what the Lancers would do to scattered infantry, knew how the long blades would tear into them and slaughter them, and the French leaders pulled at men, struck them, and formed the rallying square as the greatcoated horsemen burst out into the valley's pasture.

    Sharpe's Enemy

  • Young Gourlay entered, greatcoated and lordly, through the two halves of that easy-swinging door.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • When the hack reached the hotel, Ishmael found Judge Merlin, all greatcoated and shawled, walking up and down before the door with much impatience.

    Self-Raised

  • A ball itself could not have been more welcome to Catherine than this little excursion, so strong was her desire to be acquainted with Woodston; and her heart was still bounding with joy when Henry, about an hour afterwards, came booted and greatcoated into the room where she and Eleanor were sitting, and said,

    Northanger Abbey

  • A ball itself could not have been more welcome to Catherine than this little excursion, so strong was her desire to be acquainted with Woodston; and her heart was still bounding with joy when Henry, about an hour afterwards, came booted and greatcoated into the room where she and

    Northanger Abbey

  • Or was the use of a word like progressive or underground merely a tool for 15 year old boys to try to explain to their mothers what the sort of music they were listening to, pop sounding, well, too trite and rock sounding too roll, as us greatcoated ones needed to distance ourselves from the frippery of singles and the banality of drainpipes and ducks arses.

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